Industrial Instrument Mechanic

Industrial Instrument Mechanic



Industry and individuals depend on the skills of Industrial Instrument Mechanics to ensure fire and burglar alarms, closed-circuit television systems, X-ray equipment, temperature sensors, and other instruments are properly installed and in good working order. The job varies from planning installations of equipment to diagnosing malfunctions, analyzing test results, and monitoring information. Generally, these individuals install, test, repair, and monitor technical instruments used in schools, hospitals, laboratories, apartments, and industrial complexes. 

An Industrial Instrument Mechanic is expected to install, examine, remove, repair, and replace the following: 


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Work environments for construction careers can be located outdoors or indoors or both. Work hours may vary as well. Some positions are seasonal while others are all year round, but part-time. Other positions are project-based and may require you to work full-time until the project is complete. And, of course there are careers that have full-time hours all year round.

Below is a list of workplaces where you might find opportunities to gain apprenticeship hours and/or experience:

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If you answer YES to the questions below, then a career as an Industrial Instrument Mechanic may be right for you!


The Government of Canada Job Bank has identified Nine Literacy and Essential Skills (Reading, Writing, Document Use, Numeracy, Computer Use, Thinking, Oral Communication, Working with Others, and Continuous Learning).

Below you will find links to the Essential Skills Profiles for this occupation and/or related ones:


Below you will find the annual salaries for apprentices and Journey Persons for Industrial Instruments Mechanics:

Minimum for Apprentices

Skills Booklet 2016, Skills Canada/Manitoba


Average for Journey Persons

Skills Booklet 2016, Skills Canada/Manitoba


$71,400 – $78,750

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Industrial Instrument Mechanic (Construction/Industrial/Transportation)

Program Length (Minimum Years)

4 years

Level Requirements

Required Hours for each level (L)

L1: 1, 600 hours L2: 1, 600 hours L3: 1, 600 hours L4: 1, 600 hours

Technical Training/Year (weeks in class)

Y1: 10 weeks Y2: 10 weeks Y3: 10 weeks Y4: 10 weeks

Additional Licensing


Trades Qualification Requirements (minimum experience required)

Minimum years of experience required

(within last 10 years)

6 years

Minimum hours experience required

9,600 hours

Practical Exam required


Red Seal Trade available



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